Performance Writing Installation
|1. ENTER SPACE, This is not My Body, 2. ENTER BODY, 3. ENTER TIME, Thank You Every Body, 4. ENTER TEXT, 5. ENTER EXIT, this is my body|
Based on years of practical and theoretical research across disciplines on links between body and word, here comes a body/word installation of human bodies, objects and words materialized and materialized. There are contracts, a pseudo-polly-auto-biography and a body of the performance text rewritten after each sharing. Oh, and guest bodies.
Dartington College of Arts was a world class famous institution that practiced cutting edge multimodal approaches to artistic education. I was extremely lucky to do the Performance Writing MA course on DCA’s last year. Practice as research, research as practice, a gut feeling and 18 years of professional experience in and between word and body. Enter, This is not My Body, the first creative application of my method, body/word. Once away from the course, it evolved into a new ever changing piece, I would probably not dare perform again.
“…the pop version of Kaprow’s and Abramovic’s happenings […] managed to do something extremely rare: to put the spectator in the shoes of the “starring performer” of the happening, inviting him/her to remember his/her body, thus him/herself.” – Iliana Dimadi, Athinorama, 4/11/2010 (gr).
“..Performance Writing which is witty, sophisticated and subtle.” – Jerome Fletcher, Associate Professor of Performance Writing
“Experimental thinking with an interrogative approach to the performance” – Dr Barbara Bridger, Senior Lecturer in Scripted Media (Writing), Associate Lecturer (Theatre)
photo: Noel Hefele
Premier: Kinitiras Studio, 3-9 October 2010, Athens, Greece, Next stop: Nightingale Theatre, Feb 25&26, 2011, Brighton, UK